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gasohol,

a gasoline extender made from a mixture of gasolinegasoline
or petrol,
light, volatile mixture of hydrocarbons for use in the internal-combustion engine and as an organic solvent, obtained primarily by fractional distillation and "cracking" of petroleum, but also obtained from natural gas, by destructive distillation
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 (90%) and ethanolethanol
or ethyl alcohol,
CH3CH2OH, a colorless liquid with characteristic odor and taste; commonly called grain alcohol or simply alcohol. Properties

Ethanol is a monohydric primary alcohol. It melts at −117.
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 (10%; often obtained by fermenting agricultural crops or crop wastes) or gasoline (97%) and methanolmethanol,
 methyl alcohol,
or wood alcohol,
CH3OH, a colorless, flammable liquid that is miscible with water in all proportions. Methanol is a monohydric alcohol. It melts at −97.8°C; and boils at 67°C;.
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, or wood alcohol (3%). Gasohol has higher octane, or antiknock, properties than gasoline and burns more slowly, coolly, and completely, resulting in reduced emissions of some pollutants, but it also vaporizes more readily, potentially aggravating ozone pollution in warm weather. Ethanol-based gasohol in which the ethanol is made from corn is expensive and energy intensive to produce, and can damage rubber seals and diaphragms and certain finishes if the ethanol is present in higher concentrations. Since 1998, however, many American automobiles have been equipped to enable them to run on E85, a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Methanol-based gasohol is also expensive to produce and is toxic and corrosive, and its emissions produce cancer-causing formaldehyde. See also automobileautomobile,
self-propelled vehicle used for travel on land. The term is commonly applied to a four-wheeled vehicle designed to carry two to six passengers and a limited amount of cargo, as contrasted with a truck, which is designed primarily for the transportation of goods and
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gasohol

[′gas·ə‚hȯl]
(materials)
A liquid fuel made from a blend of gasoline and ethanol.
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Gasohol fuel including E-85 which contain 85% of ethanol respectively was supplied from PTT Public Company Limited.
Most commercially made ethanol now comes from corn and the most commonly available gasohol contains 10% corn ethanol (designated E10); much higher mixtures are also made for use in fuel-flexible vehicles.
This energy loss leads to a 2%-3% decrease in miles-per-gallon vehicle fuel economy with 10% gasohol.
Drivers must retain their receipts after filling up with gasohol, and can make damage claims for up to one month.
A significant number of petrol stations in the US sell E10 or gasohol which is 90 per cent petrol and ten per cent Ethanol.
Bangkok service stations often showed 'empty' signs at containers of so-called gasohol, which comprises a mix of ten per cent ethanol and 90 per cent petrol.
Myanmar will promote the use of natural gas and gasohol, a mixture of ethanol and gasoline, as alternative fuels for motor vehicles to cope with rising demand for energy and higher global oil prices, local media reported Thursday.
MFA Oil's involvement with renewable fuels goes back to the late 1970s, when the company first began distributing ethanol-blended gasoline, then known as gasohol.
The Senate package was partially funded by budget changes that build the Highway Trust Fund, such as shifting the expense of gasohol subsidies from the highway fund to the General Fund.
Options to increase transportation funding include drawing down Highway Trust Fund reserves, capturing some percentage of the gasohol revenues now being deposited in the general fund, capturing interest on Highway Trust Fund reserves, increasing general fund support for transit, selling financial instruments, and indexing and raising federal fuel taxes.
Electric and gasohol cars are delayed indefinitely, but Stanley Steemer intends to have a new product soon that will be sold by George Foreman and his sons, George, George, and George.
3 billion for the Highway Trust Fund, and an additional $600 million from gasohol taxes that would be applied directly to the trust fund.